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Planning issues are raised with minister

Newtownabbey Alliance party representatives met with Stormont ministers this week to talk about housing issues in a Glengormley estate. Assembly member for the area David Ford and councillors John Blair and Lynn Frazer met with Environment Minister Alex Attwood and Regional Development Minister Danny

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Sex abuse rally to give victims back their voice

A North Belfast woman who co-founded a survivors group after she was sexually abused as a child has organised a rally next week to raise awareness of abuse. Oldpark woman Julieanne Boyle was the first woman to come forward without anonymity in a sexual abuse case 17 years ago.

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Social housing build moves one step closer

Work on a new social housing development on the Cliftonville Road could begin within months after a housing association applied for planning permission to build ten homes. Apex Housing Association plan to build the houses at the site of the former Methodist church at the corner of the Cliftonville Road and Windham Drive.

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Leading lady’s respect for Oscar winner

A North Belfast human rights activist who was portrayed in a play a year ago by Oscar winner Meryl Streep has congratulated the actress on her latest golden statue. On Sunday the US actress won the best actress Oscar for her role in The Iron Lady, in which she played former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. […]

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Grief and relief as Joby is finally laid to rest

The family and friends of Joby Murphy lined the streets of North Belfast in their hundreds this morning (Thursday) to say their final goodbyes to the 20-year-old who died after falling into the River Lagan last month. The Glengormley man’s body was recovered on Saturday past, over a month after he had fallen into the river after a night out at the Odyssey complex.

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New deal for Baxter richly deserved

Having just secured the Manager of the Month trophy for January, Stephen Baxter enjoyed another week to remember as he signed a new contract that ties him to Crusaders for the next two seasons. The deal ensures Baxter will remain in charge of the North Belfast side until the conclusion of the 2013-14 campaign.

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